Israeli forces today detained 12 Palestinian worshippers from inside Al-Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards in East Jerusalem, according to a Palestinian official.
Firas Al-Dibs, a spokesman for the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, told the Anadolu Agency:
Meanwhile, some 53 Jewish settlers forced their way into the site since morning, according to Al-Dibs.
For Muslims, Al-Aqsa represents the world’s third holiest site.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East War. It later annexed the city in 1980, claiming it as the capital of the Jewish state in a move never recognized by the international community.
Source: Palestine Chronicle